Tuesday, 6 November 2007

First post in november

Hello again!! I know I know I m a pain in the behind keeping this blog going LOL> but I m here now and I ve got a few projects to show you.
My first offering is a thank you card wich I made for the sweet Andrea. This clever girl made the most gorgeous bunny rabbit for my nephew Luca and unfortunately silly me didn t take a picture of him(he now lives in London with that cute little boy) but belive me it was just the cutest ever!!! So hope you liked your card and massive thanks once again hunny!!! I ve tried the spotlighting techinque wich was brought to my attention by the lovely Jane at the mini CC but couldn t get one done for that so I ve tried it here and have to say liked it lots, even tho I ve positioned the circle about 7 times before sticking down and if you look carefully enough you will notice it still ended up wrong, (I could kick myself every time I m looking at it).......hey ho lol.
The second card was made just because I haven t used this stamp since I ve got it, wich is a while ago let me tell ya!!! The stamp is by My Favorite Things( I ve got it from First Class Crafst) a company famous for headless people LOL wich at first I found odd, but they sort of grew on me. I have a few sets so I will start and use them a bit more methinks.


DCVW papers( I ve had those yonks so I m trying to use old stash before buying more), wide grosgrain ribbon(from a cardi I ve sent to cardi heaven)stickles to highlight it a bit, and a frame made with the help of 2 oval punches. And I must tell you I ve had an EURIKA!! moment today, I ve been after a punch that takes a small part of your corner away for ages, SU do one but didn t really want to use any of my pennies yet as I m waiting for SU to come over here to the UK so I can become a demonstrator for their fabuloso stamps. Sooo after trying and failing miserably for ages today I ve had a brain spark and thoguth what about using my scalloped scissors to do this? And I DID!!!...and IT WORKED!!!!...... and I was vey very HAPPY!!!! lol



So if you want to get the same effect, just line your corner on one of the scalloped edge of the scissors turning them away from the side you d normally do and cut away.. VOILA!! genious I thought, but then again knowing the clever crafting world out there, some clever sausage has already discovered this 12 years ago LOL.



And I had to make a thank you card for a man(BORING!!), I don t know about you but I just go tense when someone asks me for a man card, anyway I tend to do stars, so that s what I did a star and a few brads and a bit of ribbon and some DCVW papers,plus a sentiment cut with my expression from the Zoobaloo cart.. here it is


Nice hey? lol


Lastly a Chrissy card, I ve bought this cute stamp from US awhile ago(in fact it was august) and finally decided to use it after I ve stamped a few images for a sweet gal over on UKS(the stamps is by Eat Cake Graphics). Just watercoloured the image distressed the edges, added some glitter for sparkle and matted plainly on a navy blue card. Kept the size small cos people alaways get loads of cards at Christmas, and displaying them is a pain in the behind. I know that...LOL


Sentiment is from a set made by Woodware. Off to bed now, thanks for stopping by.. see ya!!
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5 comments :

Kim said...

Monica what a fab idea of yours for the corner. I have wanted to find a punch that did that for ages too and just tried it with my very old scallop scissors that I never use and hey presto!! Clever girl, thanks.

EllePiggo said...

What a gorgeous selection of cards....even the boring man one!! LOL :) Love the idea with the scissors, I'll defo have a go at that.
Vanessa.:)

Claire said...

I love reading your blog - your work is gorgeous - so full of inspiration and ideas to share with others.

Hugs

Nikki said...

I love them all, very inspirational!

Alex said...

Hi there,

I love reading your blog :) Lovely cards, and yes, I too find it difficult to do male cards! I was going to do a birthday card for my brother recently, but ended up not - he wouldn't appreciate all the intricate work and time that goes into making one! lol.

Anyway, good idea about the scissors - I've never thought of that... will try it next time.

I've now joined over at the SCS website and love it :) I have posted a UK Criss Cross Card Swap for anyone who's interested.

Bye for now.